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Democrats fume over plans to limit Gov. Evers’ powers



With more indications Wisconsin Republicans plan last-minute changes to cut authority of incoming Gov. Tony Evers, members of his Democratic party are expressing frustration.

La Crosse County Democratic party co-chair Michael Smuksta posed one simple question: “If Walker had won re-election would they be doing this? I don’t think that they would

Smuksta said that, while he finds the GOP antics irritating, he’s not that surprised.

“I think the Republicans are playing the same kind of divide and conquer,” he said. “They’re ignoring the results of the election, in a sense. They’re trying to reverse what happened.”

The GOP legislature can do it in a lame duck session as long as Walker plays along. And, in his first interview late last week, Walker said he’s considering signing on to some of the ways his fellow Republicans want to alter the position’s authority in the state.

Among the changes getting considered by Republicans would limit the governor’s authority over enacting state agency rules.

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  1. Esther Moulton

    November 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Well, excuse me Mr Smuksta…you don’t think that it would happen had Walker won re-election, with a Dem assembly and senate???? Look at the mess Fla is in because the Dems just can’t accept a defeat…why would it be different in any other state, including Wis?? It’s so totally disgusting to see our politicians doing what they want to do for their benefit and totally nothing for us peons!!! That includes you….Term limits??? We need ’em BAD…If politicians can’t accomplish what they promised and set out to do prior to the elction, then they need to say goodbye, both Dems & Reps. No more than 2 terms should be voted in. There is NO COMMON SENSE anymore.

  2. Richard Wieland

    November 20, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    YOUR NEXT!! You can wave BYE BYE, just like the KOCH BROTHERS and WALKER!!!

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